Probate & Administration of Estates
Help and Assistance at this Difficult Time
When a loved one dies, or becomes mentally incapacitated, it is hard managing your grief and dealing with all that needs to be done. This is where we can help you in doing so in a friendly and understanding way. If a person has left a will then we can guide you through the process of applying for probate and, if there is no will, then we can advise you on the rules (the intestacy rules) that determine what will happen to their estate. In both cases we can advise you on the inheritance tax consequences and the payment of any tax.
Our experienced probate team is made up of Solicitors (each with over 20 years’ experience in this area of law), a senior legal assistant (with over 30 years’ experience), and experienced support staff. The team is supervised by a partner, Monica Havers, who is STEP qualified and has over 20 years’ experience working in wills and probate, tax and trusts.
I needed both the Probate and Conveyancing services, and have nothing but praise for the sensitive and timely way they handled our affairs, kept in touch and generally dealt with everything. Thanks Kieran, Maria and Monica.
Jan – Lightfoots Client
Probate – Fees and Services
Uncontested wills with all assets in the UK
Lightfoots provide services to support families going through bereavement by helping them deal with the legal work needed to gain access to their loved one’s assets and carry out their last wishes. How much this will cost depends on the type of estate and the level of complexity.
The following scenarios provide guidance as to what might be expected for standard probate cases, i.e. the administration of uncontested wills with all assets in the UK, and is dependant on how much work the family wish to do themselves. Please read these carefully as some aspects of the work will not be carried out without specific instructions and additional expense. We will be happy to provide further information upon enquiry.